Saturday Hikes Number 2 - Hike No Name Lake Through Tam McArthur Rim

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

Hike Tam McArthur Rim To Broken Top For A Different Approach To No Name Lake

Each year we hike to Broken Top from different trailheads, often arriving at our final destination at No Name Lake, the beautiful glacial aqua blue lake located on the eastern edge of the mountain. One of our favorite hikes includes first a trek to Tam McArthur Rim overlooking Three Creeks Lake outside of Sisters which in itself can be the destination for many. For us, this extended hike passes Tam McArthur Rim on the well marked but "not maintained" trail to Broken Hand and then to the rim overlooking No Name Lake. The total trip for us includes a side trip north of Broken Hand into the safer, but longer path around Broken Hand and then up to the rim. This hike exceeds 10 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain, but is well worth the trip for the beauty of close views of all Three Sisters and Broken Top. At one point on the hike, views from Mt. Bachelor to Mt Hood are visible - 9 total Cascade Peaks.

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Original blog can be read at Bend Premier Real Estate's blog page.

Comments (6)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another nice, picturesque view that requires a hike to appreciate.

Sep 22, 2023 05:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lynnea. Must say with my bad knees 10 miles may be beyond my abilities. Then again, given your photos, worth a try! Enjoy your hike.

Sep 23, 2023 04:30 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would do that hike just to see the lake with no name (well, it has a name, but ...)

Sep 23, 2023 04:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, Lynnea. Those are some fantastic views. I'm so happy you're willing to hike q0 miles to be able to share those pictures with us. I would never be that "nice." :)

Sep 23, 2023 05:42 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have vacationed in Bend in both the winter for skiing and the summer for pure enjoyment. I have driven through the attractive town of Sisters. But, I have never made the trek to No Name Lake.

Maybe someday.

Sep 23, 2023 05:05 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi John Juarez . Broken Top and No Name Lake is a destination hike for many visitors.  Next time you are in Central Oregon, I would love a chance to meet you!

Sep 24, 2023 08:25 AM